Fire guts Seventh Avenue apartment; two injured

Fire guts Seventh Avenue apartment; two injured
An afternoon fire at 152 Seventh Ave. between Carroll Street and Garfield Place gutted an upstairs apartment on Wednesday.
Photo by Pete Drogin

Two Seventh Avenue residents were injured in a fire that broke out in their third-floor apartment on Wednesday.

The blaze near Garfield Place in Park Slope started at 12:25 pm, drawing 60 firefighters, who put out the fire within 35 minutes. The FDNY is still investigating the cause.

A Fire Department spokesman said that the two residents were not badly hurt — a surprise to at least one neighbor who saw the bright orange flames lashing their violent tongues out the window.

“It was very scary — there was lots of fire and smoke coming out of the windows,” said Ella Auerbakh, who runs a day spa across the street from the building. “Thankfully, it wasn’t worse.”

Reach reporter Daniel Bush at dbush@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8310. Follow him at twitter.com/dan_bush.

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